Ex-Jamaat MP sent to jail after remand
A former Jamaat lawmaker has been sent to jail by a court here on completion of his 3-day remand at Shyamnagar police station.
Ex-Jamaat lawmaker Gazi Nazrul Islam who was remanded for three days at the police station in connection with an extortion case was produced before the court on Thursday.
Earlier, the investigation officer (IO) of an extortion case filed by Zamal Uddin, submitted a prayer before the court for granting seven days' remand of the accused. After hearing, the court granted 3-day remand of the former Jamaat lawmaker on September 9. He was remanded at Shyamnagar police station since September 10
Gazi Nazrul who is also a member of the central Mazlish-e-Sura of Jamaat-e-Islami was elected a lawmaker from Satkhira-5 (Shyamnagar) constituency as a BNP led 4-Party Alliance candidate during the national election in 2001.
Joint forces arrested him following enlistment of his name in the corrupt suspect list of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on March 9. In the list, the ACC has suspected him to be a graft suspect
Zamal Uddin, a staff of a shrimp enclosure owned by Khaja Nazim Uddin at Nidaya village in Shymanagar upazila filed an extortion case with Shyamnagar police station on April 22. In the case, he accused Gazi Nazrul, his private assistant Gausul Azam of Khanpur village and a Jamaat Rokon Mahfuzur Rahman of Nurnagar village for taking illegal toll from him.
The plaintiff alleged that a group of people led by Mahfuzur Rahman attacked the staff of the aforesaid enclosure, beat them up and forcibly occupied the enclosure on April 22, 2006.
When he went to Gazi Nazrul for help to get back his enclosure, Gazi Nazrul demanded Tk 3 lakh as toll from him through his personal assistant Gausul Azam on April 23, 2006.
Later, the complainant went to Nazrul's Islampur house in Shyamnagar town and paid him Tk. 2 lakh through Gausul Azam and Mahfuzur Rahman on April 24, 2006, according to the complaint.
Earlier, a court here placed Gazi Nazrul on two-day remand as the IO of another case submitted a prayer before the court for granting 5-day remand.
S M Abdur Rashid of Chakbara village in Shyamnagar upazila filed the extortion case of Tk 50,000 with the same police station against Gazi Nazrul and others on April 16. But Gazi Nazrul is yet to be taken to the police station for interrogation, sources said.
On contact, Shyamnagar police station officer-in-charge (OC) Mizanur Rahman said the former Jammat lawmaker will be taken on remand again in another case.